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Family events
For the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1
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This week

Mothers of Preschoolers Fall/Winter Children's Consignment Sale, Gainesville. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Family Life Center, First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St., Gainesville. 678-677-8066.

Community social, Gainesville. Homemade ice cream, cake and brownies. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Redwine United Methodist Church, 3285 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-5164.

Upcoming

Sunday at the Park, Clermont. Slides, jumps, rock wall, bull ride and quad bungee. Fireworks, concert by Calling Levi, The Wauka Mountain Boys and Concord's Choir and Orchestra. Car show. 5-10 p.m. Sept. 5, Concord Baptist Church, 640 Main St., Clermont. Most activities free; $10 entry for car show. Concessions will be sold. 770-983-7272.

Boy Scout Troop 203 Chicken-Que, Gainesville. Half chicken, beans, coleslaw, bread and dessert. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11, Redwine United Methodist Church, 3285 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. $7. 770-536-5164.

Touch a Truck, Gainesville. Kids can touch various vehicles. Vehicles needed; register by Friday. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18, City Park, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-531-2680.

Ongoing

Kangaroo Conservation Center, Dawsonville. Schedule a tour to see kangaroos and other Australian animals, a butterfly garden and Aussie Walkabout hiking trail. Kangaroo Conservation Center, 222 Bailey-Waters Road, Dawsonville. For age 5 and older. $14-$28. 706-265-6100 or tours@kangaroocenter.com.

"Tools for Living," Sautee. Exhibit of tools used to sustain early valley inhabitants. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Sautee Nacoochee Community Association History Museum, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. 706-878-3300.

Story times, Hall County. Children can listen to stories, sometimes read by special guests. Various days and times at libraries in the Hall County Library System. Free.

"Waters of Time: The Chicopee Woods Story," Gainesville. Learn about previous eras and inhabitants of Chicopee Woods. 10 a.m. to p.m. Monday-Saturdays. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $3 adults, $2 children ages 2-12, age 1 and younger and members free. 770-535-1976.

Observatory and Planetarium Public Education Nights (OPPEN), Dahlonega. 7:30 p.m., Coleman Planetarium on the second floor of the Health and Natural Sciences Building at North Georgia College & State Univeresity,  Dahlonega. The hourlong show starts at 8 p.m.  At 9:30. the Observatory opens for star and
planet viewing.  OPPEN continues on every Friday night through November 19. Free. For more information e-mail  Joe Jones at  jjones@northgeorgia.edu

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